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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik August 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Music & Dance.
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Prior to taking Music Appreciation in college, my familiarity with classical music involved walking out of the room whenever my mother played Bach, Beethovan, Mozart, Schumann, or Strauss.

After the course, I embraced several classical composers,  including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ a child prodigy who began composing about the age that I learned to tie my shoes.

My favorite Mozart composition:  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

To memorize the piece for class, I closed my eyes and saw the notes being played by each instrument as the lively serenade moved through the score.

Lost in the music, the world fell away.

With today’s technology, we can watch the notes being played with eyes wide open . . . while the world recedes from view!

Here’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1st movement, Allegro, performed by the Advent Chamber Orchestra, accompanied by a scrolling bar-graph score:

Inspiration:  Life As A Writer and Artist (Thanks, Carolyn . . . and Claude!)

Happiness Resides Here & Now August 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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We see the world behind our eyes.  Our past experiences impact how we perceive this moment.  Over time, we develop biases, prejudices, and preferences.

At times, our preferred way of dealing with the world gets in the way of our ability to see this moment and all that it offers with clarity.

The more determined we are to live life fully, enjoying the moment at hand, the more connected we become to the peace, love, joy, and bliss which resides within.

Mulling over pain, hurt, and frustration rarely adds to our enjoyment of the journey.  If we want lasting happiness, we need to fully embrace what is being offered right here, right now.

We need to stay in the moment, let the past recede from view, and allow the future to unfold.

* * * * *

Tomorrow at noon:  Let The Past Recede From View

FUN With WORDS: Anagram Antics 4 August 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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Ugh.  Monday Morning.

Blah. 

Wait, here’s an idea:

Stretch your coffee break . . .

Top it off with Anagram Fun! 

In FUN With Words: Anagram Antics 3, I tossed out 5 Anagrams for you to chew on:

11.  THE MORSE CODE –>  _ _ R E    _ _ _ E     _ _ _ _  

12.  SLOT MACHINES –> _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _     _ _    _ E

13.  ELVIS PRESLEY –> _ R E _ _ _ _     _ _ _ E _

14.  ANIMOSITY –> _ _     _ _    _ _ _ _ _

15.  ELECTION RESULTS –> _ _ E _      _ E _’_     R E _ _ _ _ _

Here are solutions to those 5 Anagrams (other solutions possible):

11.  THE MORSE CODE –> H E R E    C O M E     D O T S  

12.  SLOT MACHINES –> C A S H     L O S T     I N    M E

13.  ELVIS PRESLEY –> P R E S L E Y     L I V E S

14.  ANIMOSITY –> I S     N O    A M I T Y

15.  ELECTION RESULTS –> L I E S      L E T ‘ S     R E C O U N T

Did you come up with better solutions for these 5 challenges? 

      If so, toot your horn below! 

C’mon . . . don’t be shy!  Toot it louder! 

Are you hooked yet?  

Here are 5 more Anagram Puzzles to solve, with some E’s and R’s filled in: 

16.  JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE –> _’_     _    _ E R _     _ _ _     _ _ _ _ E _

17.  MOTHER-IN-LAW –> _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ E R

18.  SNOOZE ALARMS –> _ _ _ _    _ _     _ _ R E     _’_

19.  JIM MORRISON –> _ R    _ _ _ _     R _ _ _ _’

20.  A DECIMAL POINT –> _’_      _     _ _ _     _ _      _ _ _ _ E

Solutions coming soon.